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Zvi Laron Honored by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Zvi Laron, MD, PhD, was honored by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in April with the title of Honoris Causa Professor for his outstanding contribution to medical science as well as his remarkable academic achievements. Laron received the 2001 Laureate Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Investigator. Head of the Endocrinology & Diabetes Research Unit, Schneider...
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Long-Term Diabetes Complication: Liver Inflammation Raises Cholesterol Levels

Inflammatory processes in the liver lead to elevated cholesterol levels in people with diabetes, thus promoting subsequent vascular diseases, according to a study by researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1118 at Heidelberg University Hospital. The paper was recently published in Cell Reports. “Even if blood...
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Innocent Bystanders

smoking A new study uncovers potential links between secondhand smoke and type 2 diabetes and obesity. Fortunately, the number of smokers is on the decline, but will that reduce rates of diabetes and obesity? The association between smoking and risk factors for respiratory, cardiovascular, and metabolic diseases is widely documented, as are the respiratory and cardiovascular...
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Machine-Learning Techniques Unlock Hidden Benefit of Weight Loss Interventions for Overweight Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Losing weight reduces the risk of long-term cardiovascular illness and mortality for the majority of patients with type 2 diabetes, but for a small subgroup, weight-loss intervention can lead to dramatically worse outcomes, according a study published recently in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Researchers led by James H. Faghmous, PhD, chief technology officer at...
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Type 1 Diabetes Organ Donors Show High Rates of Illicit Drug Use and Suicide

A letter published recently in Diabetes Care says that there is a high rate of illicit drug use and suicide in people with type 1 diabetes who donate their pancreases to the Network of Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD). This network collects, processes, and distributes these organs to researchers studying diabetes around the world....
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Endocrine Society Joins Effort to Get September Named PCOS Month

The Endocrine Society and its patient education arm, the Hormone Health Network, have joined with other associations, members of Congress, and PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association to designate September as Polycistic Ovary Syndrome Month. PCOS Challenge worked with Congressman David Scott (D-GA-13) and 20 other leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives...